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Notebook: Celtics 79, Hawks 76


Posted Monday March 19, 2012 11:53PM

By Matt Winkeljohn, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: Ray Allen and the Celtics rose from what seemed like three quarters of mud to score 29 points in the fourth quarter Monday after scoring just 31in the first half, and then held on for a 79-76 win in an Atlanta slogfest.

Atlanta led just 33-31 at halftime and 51-50 after three quarters as the game to that point was played largely at a pace preferred by Boston.

The Celtics had already begun their "explosion," however, by scoring the final five points of the third, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Allen.

He scored eight of his team-high 19 points in the fourth quarter, and in the sixth game of an eight-game trip that saw Boston go 2-3 out West before Monday, the Celtics scored the first five points of the final period.

When Allen and Mickael Pietrus hit treys on consecutive possessions to cap a 24-7 run, Boston led 73-58 with 4:28 left.

The Celtics then began trying to milk the clock even longer than usual and it nearly backfired.

The Hawks closed to within 77-76 on Joe Johnson's trey with 11.8 seconds to go, but Allen closed the scoring with two free throws less than a second later.

With Johnson (25 points, including four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter) open on the left side, Atlanta's Jeff Teague air-balled a 3-pointer from the right with 4.9 left to effectively end it.

The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for Atlanta and ended a two-game losing streak for the Celtics. The result wasted another solid evening Hawks center Zaza Pachulia.

He had 16 points to tie his season high and grabbed 13 rebounds, took a couple stitches on top of his head, and was thrown to the court earlier in the game when Brandon Bass was called for a flagrant foul.

But Hawks forward Josh Smith, whom Atlanta has come to depend heavily in the wake of injuries to others, had his second sub-par game in as many nights. He scored 10 points on 5-for-20 shooting.

Kevin Garnett scored 16 points with eight rebounds for Boston, which got 13 points from Paul Pierce and 10 points and 13 assists from Rajon Rondo.

QUOTABLE: "I thought this game was a grind. Calls weren't going our way . . . but we just stuck with it. You have to be mentally tough in these kinds of games, especially when you've been on the road this long."
-- Pierce, who played just 27:17 while batting foul trouble nearly all night. He had four turnovers in that time, and made just 4-of-14 shots.

THE STAT: Boston held Atlanta to eight fast-break points. That was a big win for the Celtics, and a big part of their game plan (see below).

TURNING POINT: Prior to Allen's buzzer beater at the end of the third quarter, Boston had made 2-of-10 treys. They closed the game shooting 4-for-6 including that one.

The Hawks defended the play well for a few seconds, and the Celtics appeared to be in disarray until Allen wiggled free opposite the Atlanta bench, caught a very short inbounds pass from Rondo, turned and fired. He added two more treys in the fourth.

QUOTABLE II: "They hit a few 3-pointers in a row, but we didn't give up even though they were up (15). We still fought, played good defense and tried to put ourselves in a situation to get it to overtime."
-- Pachulia.

HOT: Johnson missed his first four shots, but made 9-of-13 after that for 25 points. He made 4-of-5 from distance. Since returning from knee tendinits, he's made 63-of-118 shots (53.4 percent), including 24-of-43 3-pointers (55.8 percent) while averaging 25.6 points in seven games. . . . Pachulia had his sixth straight game with 10 or more rebounds (11.2 average).

NOT: Through three quarters Boston made just 19-of-54 shots (35.2 percent) and Atlanta made 20-of-56 (35.7 percent). . . . With starting center Al Horford (torn pectoral muscle) still out, Pachulia played 38:48 and added three steals. Unfortunately for the Hawks, when Pachulia went to the locker room to get stitches with 6:16 left in the third quarter (and Atlanta leading 47-39, head coach Larry Drew spelled him with Jason Collins. He returned to action Sunday in Cleveland after missing three weeks with a sprained left elbow, and is rusty. Had Drew gone with forward Ivan Johnson, or even Smith, Atlanta would have been a bit undersized but that might not have been such an issue because the Celtics are not often inclined to post-up and that's the type of defense which Collins is best suited to play. He was late on a few rotations that resulted in Boston scores, missed his only shot, missed all four of his free throws, and had two turnovers in 9:50 total playing time. Collins finished the third quarter; Boston pulled to within 51-50 in that time.

GOOD MOVE: After Johnson made a 3-pointer and a long jumper to pull Atlanta to withing 68-58 in the fourth quarter, Boston head coach Doc Rivers subbed Pietrus in for Pierce (who'd picked up his fifth foul one minute earlier) and Pietrus harrassed Johnson for a while to help disrupt the Hawks' offense as the Celtics went on a 13-0 run capped by the trey-trey-trey sequence mentioned above. . . . At times, many times, Boston all but abandoned the idea of going for an offensive rebound and instead retreated. The goal? Slow the Hawks' fast break. It worked. Boston had just six offensive rebounds on 45 missed shots, but the Celtics outscored Atlanta 10-8 in fastbreak points.

ROOKIE WATCH: Boston center/forward Greg Stiemsma continues to battle through a sore foot, but admirably. He clearly understands the game, and while he's not abundantly athletic, his sense of place is solid. He had four points, four blocked shots, three rebounds and a steal in 19 minutes.

NOTABLE: Each team had 17 total turnovers, but Boston did more with Atlanta's mistakes. The Celtics scored 22 points off those miscues while the Hawks scored 17. . . . Celtics center Jermaine O'Neal, who hasn't played since aggravating a wrist injury Feb. 20 against Dallas, will undergo season-ending surgery. It might be a career for the big guy. With fellow center Chris Wilcox slated to have season-ending surgery on his aorta, the Celtics are looking to sign a big man. . . . Hawks reserve guard Jannero Pargo is expected to miss two to four weeks after undergoing an appendectomy Sunday night in Cleveland. . . . Atlanta reserve guard Willie Green dressed, but did not play. He has missed 11 straight games with back and hamstring issues. . . . Hawks small forwards Marvin Williams (hip flexor) and Vladimir Radmanovic (back) did not play. . . . Every Atlanta started played at least 35:54 (Johnson). The leading minute men off the Hawks' bench were Jerry Stackhouse (four points in 15:39) and Tracy McGrady (four points in 14:25). The ages of Stackhouse, McGrady and Collins: 37, 32 and 31.

UP NEXT: For the Celtics, Thursday @ Bucks, Friday @ 76ers, Sunday vs. Wizards. For the Hawks, Wednesday vs. Cavs, Friday vs. Nets, Saturday @ Wizards.

BOS
ATL
   
    • 39.2%

    • 38.7%

    • 37.5%

    • 33.3%

    • 88.2%

    • 68.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOSATL
Total Rebounds4045
Offensive Rebounds69
Turnovers1617
Fast Break Pts:108
Biggest Lead:158
Points in the Paint:2026
BOSATL
pAllen   19Johnson   25
rbBass   10Pachulia   13
aRondo   13Smith   8
sRondo   6Pachulia   3
bStiemsma   42 players   1
 
  • 03/19 - BOS 79 @ ATL 76
  • 04/11 - ATL 86 @ BOS 88
  • 04/20 - BOS 92 @ ATL 97
Boston Celtics (6-5)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
P. PierceF27:174-140-35-6-614535040013
B. BassF37:304-70-00-0+1219100401118
K. GarnettC-F36:577-170-12-2+308832120116
R. AllenG36:365-94-65-5+503313020019
R. RondoG38:304-140-02-2+3123131640010
G. Stiemsma 19:002-30-00-0-51230411404
M. Pietrus 28:523-82-51-2+61560310109
A. Bradley 09:300-10-00-001011001000
K. Dooling 05:480-10-10-0-30110101000
M. DanielsDNP - Coach's Decision
J. JohnsonDNP - Coach's Decision
E. MooreDNP - Coach's Decision
S. PavlovicDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24029-746-1615-17 6344021239166279
 39.2%37.5%88.2% team rebs: 6total to: 17
Atlanta Hawks (4-4)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
J. JohnsonG35:549-174-53-4-124615070025
J. SmithF37:465-200-30-0+61101181210110
Z. PachuliaC38:484-70-08-9-1491302320116
K. HinrichG36:303-71-32-2+50223303109
J. TeagueG41:324-130-20-0+20553402028
T. McGrady 14:252-40-00-0-70110100114
I. Johnson 09:360-20-00-0-31120200010
J. Stackhouse 15:392-40-20-0-80110000004
J. Collins 09:500-10-00-4-81340102000
E. DampierDNP - Coach's Decision
W. GreenDNP - Coach's Decision
V. RadmanovicDND - Back
Ma. WilliamsDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24029-755-1513-19 9364515195172676
 38.7%33.3%68.4% team rebs: 8total to: 17

inactive

  • Celtics: O'Neal, Wilcox
  • Hawks: Horford, Pargo

technical fouls

  • Celtics: --
  • Hawks: Teague

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 10

arena stats

  • Arena: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • Officials: #22 Bill Spooner, #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #63 Derek Richardson
  • Attendance: 16412
  • Duration: 2:25
Boston Celtics (24-21) Atlanta Hawks (26-20)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Smith vs Garnett (Rondo gains possession)
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:36  
  11:34 Teague Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:21
[ATL 2-0]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:06  
  11:04 Teague Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:48 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:46  
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:39
[BOS 2-2]
 
Pierce Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:29  
  10:21 Teague Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Allen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST)  10:08
[BOS 4-2]
 
  09:50 Johnson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:46  
Garnett Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:39  
  09:24
[ATL 4-4]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:00  
Team Rebound  08:59  
Rondo Running Layup Shot: Missed  08:42  
  08:41 Pachulia Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Bass Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  08:35  
  08:35
[ATL 5-4]
Hinrich Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:35
[ATL 6-4]
Hinrich Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  08:21  
  08:19 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:13 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST) 
  08:09 Teague Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:09
[BOS 5-6]
 
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:09
[BOS 6-6]
 
  07:54 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:53  
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  07:36  
  07:35 Pachulia Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:26
[ATL 8-6]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Teague (1 AST) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  06:59  
  06:58 Pachulia Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:49 Teague 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:47  
Bass Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST)  06:33
[BOS 8-8]
 
Garnett Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:20  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Stiemsma  06:20  
  06:08 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:07  
Bass Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  05:56  
  05:49 Pachulia Jump Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (1 BLK) 
  05:48 Pachulia Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Stiemsma Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:48  
  05:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:37 Smith Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:35  
Stiemsma Jump Shot: Missed  05:26  
  05:25 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:17 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:16  
Rondo Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:09
[BOS 10-8]
 
  04:54 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:53  
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  04:40  
  04:38 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:32 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Stiemsma (1 ST) 
Pierce Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:12
[BOS 12-8]
 
  03:52
[ATL 11-12]
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Allen Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  03:35  
Allen Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:35  
  03:35 Hinrich Substitution replaced by McGrady 
  03:21 Johnson Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:19  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  03:11  
  03:10 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:56 Pachulia Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:56  
  02:56 Johnson Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
  02:56 Pachulia Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Allen Substitution replaced by Pietrus  02:56  
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:44  
  02:22 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (2 BLK) 
Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:20  
Rondo Hook Shot: Missed  02:11  
  02:10 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:03
[ATL 13-12]
Smith Driving Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Pierce Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  01:55  
Pierce Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  01:55  
Rondo Substitution replaced by Bradley  01:55  
Bass Substitution replaced by Garnett  01:55  
Pierce Substitution replaced by Dooling  01:55  
  01:34 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:34  
  01:34 Johnson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  01:12  
  01:11 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:51.9 Teague Jump Shot: Missed 
Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:50.7  
Garnett Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
Bradley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:34.9  
Bradley Tip Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
  00:33.9 McGrady Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:28.5
[ATL 15-12]
McGrady Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
  00:01.8 Teague Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (24-21) Atlanta Hawks (26-20)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 McGrady Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pietrus (1 BLK) 
Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:40  
  11:40 McGrady Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bradley Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  11:26  
  11:12 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:11  
  11:09 Johnson Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Garnett Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:59
[BOS 14-15]
 
Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  10:37  
  10:37
[ATL 16-14]
Pachulia Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:37 Johnson Substitution replaced by Collins 
  10:37
[ATL 17-14]
Pachulia Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  10:24 Pachulia Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Dooling Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  10:16  
Dooling Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:16  
  10:01 Hinrich Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Dooling Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:59  
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST)  09:46
[BOS 17-17]
 
  09:25 Pachulia Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:23  
Dooling 3pt Shot: Missed  09:11  
  09:10 Collins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:47
[ATL 19-17]
Stackhouse Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (1 AST) 
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  08:31  
  08:30 Pachulia Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:20
[ATL 21-17]
Stackhouse Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:07  
  08:07 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  08:07 McGrady Substitution replaced by Teague 
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Bass  08:07  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Allen  08:07  
Dooling Substitution replaced by Rondo  08:07  
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  07:57  
  07:56 Stackhouse Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:34 Stackhouse 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:33  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST)  07:26
[BOS 19-21]
 
  07:01 Johnson Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  07:00 Pachulia Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:00 Pachulia Tip Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:57  
Bass Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST)  06:45
[BOS 21-21]
 
  06:29
[ATL 23-21]
Teague Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST)  06:16
[BOS 23-23]
 
  05:57 Teague Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:56  
Garnett 3pt Shot: Missed  05:49  
  05:47 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:25 Collins Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:23  
Garnett Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  05:02  
  04:59 Pachulia Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:55
[ATL 25-23]
Johnson Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST)  04:39
[BOS 25-25]
 
  04:21 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  04:21  
  04:21 Collins Substitution replaced by Smith 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Pierce  04:21  
Pietrus Substitution replaced by Stiemsma  04:21  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pachulia (1 ST)  04:16  
  04:12 Teague Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (3 BLK) 
  04:12 Team Rebound 
  03:59
[ATL 27-25]
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pachulia (2 ST)  03:38  
  03:24
[ATL 29-25]
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  03:02  
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:01  
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  02:48  
  02:47 Teague Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:31 Johnson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:30  
Stiemsma Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST)  02:22
[BOS 27-29]
 
  01:57 Smith Hook Shot: Missed 
  01:56 Pachulia Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  01:56
[ATL 31-27]
Pachulia Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  01:38 Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
  01:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:38 Stackhouse Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Garnett  01:38  
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:38
[BOS 28-31]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:38
[BOS 29-31]
 
  01:22 Smith Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:20  
Pierce Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  01:17  
Pierce Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  01:17  
Pierce Substitution replaced by Pietrus  01:17  
  00:52.9 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:51.7  
Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  00:45.5  
  00:39.9 Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST) 
Pietrus Running Layup Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:32.8  
Rondo Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:32.8
[BOS 31-31]
 
  00:15.6
[ATL 33-31]
Teague Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:10.0  
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:00.8  
  00:00.8 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (24-21) Atlanta Hawks (26-20)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Bass Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  11:47  
  11:47
[ATL 34-31]
Pachulia Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  11:47
[ATL 35-31]
Pachulia Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Pierce Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST)  11:29
[BOS 33-35]
 
  11:14
[ATL 37-33]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Teague (2 AST) 
  10:59 Hinrich Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  10:59
[BOS 34-37]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  10:59
[BOS 35-37]
 
  10:42 Johnson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  10:40  
Pierce Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  10:22  
  10:20 Team Rebound 
  10:00 Smith Running Hook Shot: Missed 
  10:00 Team Rebound 
Bass Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  10:00  
  09:52
[ATL 39-35]
Pachulia Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  09:39 Teague Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:39
[BOS 36-39]
 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:39
[BOS 37-39]
 
  09:20 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Rondo (3 ST) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  09:12  
  09:11 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Pierce Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  09:01  
  09:01
[ATL 40-37]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Pietrus  09:01  
  09:01
[ATL 41-37]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST)  08:48
[BOS 39-41]
 
Allen Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:26  
  08:11
[ATL 43-39]
Hinrich Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  07:52  
  07:51 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  07:40 Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  07:39  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  07:28  
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:27  
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  07:06  
  07:05 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Bass Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (4 PF)  07:00  
  07:00 Pachulia Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:00 Team Rebound 
  07:00
[ATL 44-39]
Pachulia Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Bass Substitution replaced by Stiemsma  07:00  
Pietrus Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:53  
  06:53 Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:53 Team Rebound 
  06:53
[ATL 45-39]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Garnett Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  06:49  
  06:38 Johnson Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  06:38 Johnson Turnover : Foul (5 TO) 
Stiemsma Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Pachulia (3 ST)  06:20  
  06:16
[ATL 47-39]
Teague Running Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  06:16 Teague Taunting Technical 
  06:16 Pachulia Substitution replaced by Collins 
Allen Free Throw Technical (5 PTS)  06:16
[BOS 40-47]
 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  06:02  
  06:01 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  05:46 Collins Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  05:46 Collins Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  05:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
Rondo Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  05:21  
  05:18 Collins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:01 Hinrich Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pietrus (1 ST) 
  04:51 Hinrich Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Bass  04:51  
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:38  
  04:37 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  04:22  
  04:22 Collins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:22 Team Rebound 
  04:22 Hinrich Substitution replaced by McGrady 
  04:22 Collins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:21  
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST)  04:08
[BOS 43-47]
 
  03:52 Teague Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (4 BLK) 
  03:50 Collins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Pietrus Substitution replaced by Pierce  03:49  
  03:45 Collins Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Stiemsma Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST)  03:33
[BOS 45-47]
 
  03:32 Team Timeout : Short 
  03:18 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:16  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  03:03  
  03:00 Collins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Stiemsma Foul: Personal (4 PF)  03:00  
  03:00 Collins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:00 Team Rebound 
  03:00 Collins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:59  
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed  02:45  
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:43  
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  02:42  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:42  
  02:42 Johnson Substitution replaced by Stackhouse 
  02:42 Collins Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  02:25
[ATL 49-45]
Smith Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST)  02:07  
  01:52 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:50  
Allen Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  01:42  
  01:40 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  01:20 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:08 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:08 Stackhouse 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:07  
Rondo Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  00:55.8  
Rondo Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  00:55.8  
Allen Substitution replaced by Pietrus  00:55.8  
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Garnett  00:55.8  
  00:34.9 Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bass (1 BLK) 
  00:34.9 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  00:34.9
[ATL 51-45]
McGrady Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (5 AST) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST)  00:19.5
[BOS 47-51]
 
  00:06.9 Teague Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (4 ST) 
  00:02.6 Smith Violation:Kicked Ball 
Bass Substitution replaced by Allen  00:02.6  
  00:01.2 Teague Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST)  00:00.0
[BOS 50-51]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  11:34  
Pietrus Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  11:32  
Pietrus Tip Shot: Missed  11:32  
  11:31 Pachulia Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  11:11 Hinrich Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: McGrady (1 BLK)  10:52  
Team Rebound  10:52  
Pietrus Running Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST)  10:47
[BOS 52-51]
 
  10:25 McGrady Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:25  
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  10:10
[BOS 54-51]
 
  09:44 Hinrich Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO) 
Pierce Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  09:31
[BOS 56-51]
 
Garnett Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:25  
  09:25 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:25 McGrady Substitution replaced by Teague 
  09:25 Johnson Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  09:25 Stackhouse Substitution replaced by Smith 
  09:15
[ATL 53-56]
Teague Running Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (6 AST) 
Bass Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Hinrich (1 BLK)  08:59  
  08:55 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:52
[ATL 56-56]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (3 AST) 
  08:18 Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  08:18
[BOS 57-56]
 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Rondo  08:18  
Pietrus Substitution replaced by Allen  08:18  
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  08:18
[BOS 58-56]
 
Pierce Foul: Personal (5 PF)  08:11  
  08:03 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:02  
Garnett Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST)  07:58
[BOS 60-56]
 
  07:39
[ATL 58-60]
Johnson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  07:26  
  07:25 Pachulia Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  07:10 Pachulia Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Pietrus  07:10  
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:46
[BOS 62-58]
 
  06:31 Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Rondo (5 ST) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (11 AST)  06:18
[BOS 64-58]
 
Allen Violation:Kicked Ball  05:56  
  05:56  
  05:46 Johnson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  05:44  
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rondo (12 AST)  05:37
[BOS 67-58]
 
  05:24 Teague Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  05:22  
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST)  05:12
[BOS 70-58]
 
  04:47 Teague Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  04:45  
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rondo (13 AST)  04:28
[BOS 73-58]
 
  04:26 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:04
[ATL 60-73]
Hinrich Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Smith (7 AST) 
  03:42 Pachulia Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  03:30  
  03:29 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Pietrus Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:26  
  03:16 Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  03:15  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  02:57
[BOS 75-60]
 
  02:44
[ATL 62-75]
Pachulia Running Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Allen Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  02:44  
  02:44
[ATL 63-75]
Pachulia Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:44  
  02:36 Johnson Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Bass Substitution replaced by Pierce  02:36  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  02:21  
Team Rebound  02:20  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:20  
  02:10
[ATL 66-75]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Teague (3 AST) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  01:46  
  01:45 Pachulia Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
Pietrus Foul: Personal (3 PF)  01:39  
  01:39
[ATL 67-75]
Pachulia Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  01:39
[ATL 68-75]
Pachulia Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  01:16  
  01:15 Pachulia Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  01:07 Teague Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:05 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:02
[ATL 71-75]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:02  
Rondo Driving Hook Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
  00:44.9 Teague Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:36.9 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:34.9 Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:33.7 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) Steal:Rondo (6 ST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:31.9  
  00:30.7 Johnson Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) 
  00:28.9 Johnson Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) 
Pietrus Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:28.9
[BOS 76-71]
 
Pietrus Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:28.9  
  00:28.0 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  00:28.0 Team Timeout : Regular 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Bass  00:28.0  
  00:22.9 Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:22.3 Pachulia Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  00:22.3
[ATL 73-76]
Pachulia Putback Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:22.3  
Bass Substitution replaced by Pierce  00:22.3  
  00:21.4 Teague Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:21.4
[BOS 77-73]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:21.4  
  00:20.9 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  00:11.8
[ATL 76-77]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Smith (8 AST) 
  00:10.9 Hinrich Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:10.9
[BOS 78-76]
 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:10.9
[BOS 79-76]
 
  00:04.9 Teague 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:04.2  
End of 4th Quarter
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39
27
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24-9
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2nd Southeast
40
26
7-3
23-10
17-16
 
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